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aluminous

[uh-loo-muh-nuh s] /əˈlu mə nəs/
adjective
1.
of the nature of or containing alum or alumina.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < French alumineux or Latin alūminōsus; see alum1, -ous
Related forms
aluminosity
[uh-loo-muh-nos-i-tee] /əˌlu məˈnɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
semialuminous, adjective
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  • The majority of the county, however, is underlain with aluminous schist type rocks.
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aluminous

/əˈluːmɪnəs/
adjective
1.
resembling aluminium
2.
another word for aluminiferous
Derived Forms
aluminosity (əˌluːmɪˈnɒsɪtɪ) noun
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